Photo by Eduardo Cedeño
|Range/Region:||La Gran Sabana|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1884|
|First successful climber(s):||Sir Everard im Thurn, W. Perkins|
|Nearest major airport:||Ciuidad Bolívar, Venezuela|
|Convenient Center:||Santa Elena de Uairén, Venezuela|
Mount Roraima is an immense table mountain with a total surface area of 26 square miles, twelve of which are on the summit. Its sheer wall of red rock rises powerfully from forested slopes. It is the largest and highest mountain of the Guiana Highlands. The borders of Brazil, Guiana and Venezuela meet on the mountain. Roraima is a mysterious, often misty mountain, the perfect setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel Lost World. I wanted to make you know a little bit of information about the "Tepuy", like Pemons indians say. Name It has to be the name the indians give to the mountain and it is "Roraima tepuy". Elevation The highest elevation in meters registered there, is 2.810 meters. Location The tepuy is almost complete located in Venezuela, like you will see in the map I send. I think is better if you go to Venezuela first, because to climb the mountain there is just one way and it's at Venezuela's side, so is better going to Caracas and after to Santa Elena de Uairen, (by plane), because if you go to Brazil first you have to cross the nation limit (frontiers) without need it and is really boring.